The first five minutes of this football game were absolutely thrilling (Seriously, watch the highlight video). It was high-flying, explosive football sure to entertain even the most disinterested of viewers. And then it turned into the kind of drubbing that had fans walking up (or down, depending on how much you paid for your ticket) to the exits and the players on the field visibly frustrated.
South Florida opened the scoring with an 84-yard touchdown strike from Quinton Flowers to Rodney Adams.
Florida State responded immediately with a 75-yard touchdown run by Dalvin Cook.
Both plays came on the first play of the drive.
The Bulls came out stronger after halftime and managed to outscore the Seminoles 21-17, but it was too late. After falling behind by more than three touchdowns, the best case scenario for South Florida was keeping the second half from being more than a mere formality.
Florida State was looking to rebound after an embarrassing 43-point loss to the no. 10 ranked Louisville Cardinals last week. Meanwhile, the Bulls were hoping garner some national attention for themselves by upsetting their in-state rivals.
Dalvin Cook finished the day with 267 yards rushing, the first time he has rushed for more than 100 yards this season.
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